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Karl Mayer - Why won’t my Quantum Computer work?

posted Apr 16, 2018, 11:43 AM by Nicholas Johnston

Wednesday, April 4th at 5pm
Gamow Tower, 11th floor,
Commons Room
Free Pizza

Why won’t my Quantum Computer work?

Quantum computing has recently gone from being merely a theoretical curiosity into an emerging technology. Today dozens of companies are working on building small quantum computers and promising to solve all your problems. How do these computers work and what can they actually do? What does computation have to do with physics? In this talk I will explain the basic concepts of quantum computing and show you how you can start programming real quantum computers. I will also briefly describe my research in developing statistical tools to identify and debug errors in quantum computations.

Karl Mayer